The summer footwear poll I had up for a wee while there had an interesting result. It didn’t go at all how I thought it would, unlined trail shoes won, with waterproof boots second.
This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Truthfully that’s probably the tea and home made cake doing that, but it’s a good feeling whatever.
- 35% Unlined trail shoes
- 22% Waterproof boots
- 18% Waterproof trail shoes
- 10% Waterproof mids
- 8% Boots unlined
- 4% Mids unlined
- 3% (of whom 99.99% are liars) Vibram Five Fingers
I’m now wishing I knew what the waterproof trail shoes are that people are wearing. I’m assuming it’s mostly Inov8s and Salomon XAs. I want a waterproof XA with an Inov8 aggressive sole on it, thanks.
Talking of that, we’re heading south to see Inov8’s ’09 ranges in a couple of weeks so I’ll have some news from that coming up. There is a suggestion that they’ve gone doolally and given all their shoes big thick soles. Unlikely, but it would be amusing.
Now, it’s humid, windy and pissing down. What the hell do I put on my feet this weekend.